Sunday, September 17, 2023

Chips and Dip

 I think I already established I really like placemats.  I really, really like this set I sewed last winter and can now share.

This is Chips and Dip, made with fabrics from the Natural Healing collection from Island Batik.  It was super quick to make, with strip piecing and stitch-and-flip corners.

I chose to make these with yardage for a cohesive look across all six placemats.  You could use a strip pack of precut strips instead.  Half a package (20 strips) plus a little yardage for the accent triangles would be enough for 4 placemats and a runner or for 6 placemats.  Or maybe assorted contrasting scraps for the triangles would look cool!  I need to go play with that know, because I can always use more placemats :)

I try to create designs that will look good in various fabrics.  I really think I hit the mark with these.  My test pieces were made with Island Batik scraps from previous projects and a completely different vibe than the ones above.

Hmm.  I'm not sure about that light-coloured binding anymore...  It's different from my usual choices.  I was limited by what scraps I had to match though, and this seemed the best available choice.

I'm still plugging away at finishing projects.  What are your sewing plans for fall?

Happy quilting,


The Chips and Dip pattern is available as a PDF download in my Etsy shop.  You can ask for a print version at your favourite quilt shop.


  1. Great placemats--nice work on these plus the matching runner
    hugs, Julierose

  2. Yes, you do like placemats and you are so good at finding great patterns. So, stitch on! I love this one; easy, simple yet great-looking. Bravo! I don't mind the white binding. It would probably look better on a dark tabletop. I know you are already playing with darker, contrasting triangles so, enjoy! ;^)

  3. I discovered your patterns threw Off The Rails Quilting Shop in IA. I will have to check with them for a printed pattern of this. Happy Quilting


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